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  • Objectives
    The program is designed to prepare the graduate for a professional career in the growing field of operations and supply chain management. Graduates of this program will find success in the public, industrial, retail/wholesale, service and private sectors of the economy. Further, graduates of this program will assume leadership roles as business professionals in areas such as purchasing/procurement, resource planning and control, inventory management, supply chain management, logistics, warehousing and distribution, and operations management. The central theme in the program curriculum is continuous improvement. Businesses today are under unprecedented competitive pressures from around the world. The Materials and Operations Management Program develops graduates with the skills needed to lead the continuous improvement effort in their organizations, thereby ensuring a competitive advantage and long term profitability.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component option.
  • Academic Title
    Business Administration - Materials and Operations Management Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    ACCT1030     Introductory Financial Accounting I

    Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system. Equivalent Course: OLRN1320 Financial Accounting 1 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1500     Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills

    Description: Introducing the communication skills necessary for success, this course analyzes cases that reflect real life situations. Students will attain the skills in problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective letters and memoranda. The course also helps students develop presentation skills.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1056     Business Computing Applications I

    Description: Introducing word processing and spreadsheet applications on a microcomputer, this course will teach: entering text, developing solutions to business problems, describing the processing cycle of a computer and how data is stored, the function and type of storage used in computers, input and output operations and the impact of computers on society.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1010     Business Mathematics I

    Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MKT1040     Introductory Marketing I

    Description: This introductory course covers the broad concepts of marketing and its place in Canadian business. Students will examine industrial and consumer behaviour, the various environmental forces on marketing and the subject of market segmentation. They will also be introduced to target markets, product life cycles and product positioning.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER1160     Introduction to Operations Management

    Description: Operations management in an organization is more than simply scheduling parts through a production line. Learning how the concepts in this discipline relate to a variety of diverse organizations, this course teaches the tools and tasks of Operations Management from the perspectives of manufacturing and service industries.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    Level Two
    COMM1140     Interpersonal Communications Skills

    Description: This course will help students develop skills needed to interrelate with others in a variety of workplace situations and social settings. With the assistance of self-assessment and feedback instruments, students will be able to build on individual strengths and overcome weakness in their ability to communicate effectively one-on-one and in group settings. Although the course will incorporate relevant communication theories, the focus will be on developing the ability to present oneself effectively in the majority of managerial roles (e.g. managing conflict, instructing, seminar leader, counselor, team member). The course will also focus on managing ones image to maximize career potential.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMM1490     Professional Report Writing and Presentation Skills

    Description: This level two course is designed to enable students to reinforce and enhance the skills acquired in Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation Skills by applying them to longer, more advanced projects. It also helps students to develop skills in research, informal and formal report writing, and professional oral presentation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMM1500
    CoRequisites:
    COMP1003     Business Computing Applications II
    Description: Recommended: Students should have some background in Accounting prior to taking this course. Introducing intermediate level features of Microsoft Excel, this course emphasizes specific requirements of electronic spreadsheets from an accounting point of view.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1056

    ECON1020     Microeconomics
    Description: This course is a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models are utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy, such as households, firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study include: principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures. Course Equivalent: OLRN1650 Introductions to Microeconomics (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1020     Business Mathematics II

    Description: This course provides the student a mathematical basis for financial decisions. Topics range from simple interest to sinking funds and Canadian mortgages and refinancing of loans. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' financial calculator is required.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1010

    OPER1220     Supply Chain Management

    Description: This introductory course will provide an overview of all facets in a supply chain and how they integrate together. Areas of study include: Purchasing, Strategic Business Planning, Production Planning (Sales and Operations Planning), Master Production Scheduling, Materials Requirement Planning, Capacity Requirements Planning, Production Activity Control, Inventory Fundamentals, Physical Inventory and Cycle Counting, Physical Distribution, Just in Time (Lean) Philosophies and Total Quality Management.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: OPER1160

    Level Three
    COMP2200     Information Systems I

    Description: This course concentrates on advanced MS Excel and MS Access techniques and applications. E-bidding and the use of the internet and World Wide Web will be covered. Students will demonstrate these techniques through industry related assignment and project applications such as Vendor Analysis, Standard Deviation, EOQ analysis and others.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP1003

    ECON1030     Macroeconomics
    Description: This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies. Equivalent: OLRN1600 Introduction to Macroeconomics (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH2250     Statistics
    Description: This is an introductory course in Business Statistics. The course covers simple
    descriptive statistics, probability and the binomial and normal probability
    distributions, statistical inference, introduction to sampling distributions,
    simple regression and correlation analysis.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1010

    MGMT2060     Project Management

    Description: Providing an overview of the structure, functions and operations of projects, this course introduces the particular discipline imposed by project management practices. More specifically, students may be on a project team or leading a team as the project manager. A significant amount of time will be spent in the lab using Microsoft Project 2003.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER2040     Master Planning
    Description: The function of master planning is to bring customer demands and production realities into balance. This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the activities necessary to accomplish this balance.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER1220

    OPER2200     Purchasing
    Description: This course will introduce students to the fundamental nature of purchasing and how the effective use of this function can assist in the success of an organization.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER1160 or OPER2030

    Level Four
    ACCT2460     Applied Managerial Accounting

    Description: An introductory course in Managerial Accounting for non-accounting students, this course provides the student with an understanding of the types of costs used by managers in the planning and budgeting processes. Concepts are applied in several computer lab assignments using a computerized spreadsheet.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030

    BUS1020     Organizational Behaviour

    Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved HRPAO credit. Equivalent: Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour. OLRN1470 (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    CDEV2070     Career Development

    Description: This course emphasizes the knowledge, skills, behaviours, and activities required in order to identify appropriate and rewarding employment opportunities and to participate in the typical job search process for entry-level roles. Students will learn to evaluate their skills in order to develop self-marketing techniques such as cover letters, resumes, and outlining achievements. Mock interviews will provide the student with interview experience as well as feedback on their strengths and areas to be improved.
    Hours: 12
    Credits: 1

    COMP2230     Information Systems II

    Description: This course concentrates on advanced MS Access database management techniques. Upon completion students will be able to design, document and demonstrate a user-friendly database management system sufficient in scope to handle many of the day-to-day information requirements of a small to medium sized organization.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP2200

    OPER2210     Material Requirements Planning Concepts

    Description: In this course, the student will learn the fundamental concepts of Material Requirements Planning (MRP), developing the ability and tools necessary to apply these concepts in a manual environment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER1220

    OPER2220     Manufacturing Processes and Print Interpretation
    Description: This course will introduce students to the various manufacturing processes used in different industries. Students will also learn to understand and interpret construction and engineering drawings and specifications, allowing the production of bills of materials.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER2230     Principles of Buying
    Description: This course will provide the student with a comprehensive study of purchasing and supply management practices and applications. Topics include purchasing organization, supplier management, and price determination.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER2200

    Level Five
    BUS2010     Business Law

    Description: Introducing the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada, this course provides knowledge of the basic legal concepts in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning. Areas covered range from contract law to real property and protection of creativity. Equivalent Course: OLRN1440 Business Law 1 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    IENG3060     Industrial Engineering
    Description: The purpose of this course is to study the principles, concepts and techniques used by Industrial Engineers to reduce costs, reduce effort and improve working conditions. This course will provide the student with an understanding of how to apply motion and time study techniques to production systems in support of a lean manufacturing environment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER3160     Transportation and Warehousing
    Description: This course provides the student with a background and understanding of all modes of transportation, warehousing, materials handling and packaging, and intermediaries in the supply chain.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER3190     Execution and Control of Operations

    Description: During this course, students will study the principles, concepts, and techniques used by supply chain professionals to prioritize, schedule, control, and evaluate the effectiveness of execution systems. The student will develop an understanding of basic capacity planning and just-in-time execution systems, linking internal execution systems to the systems of supply chain partners.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER2040

    OPER3200     Advanced Material Requirements Planning
    Description: This course allows the student to apply in a lab environment the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques of a user of a computerized material requirements planning (MRP) system. It will provide the student with an understanding of where MRP is employed in the Business Planning Cycle and the key issues regarding the effective use of the MRP system to maximize customer service, minimize inventory investment, improve cash flow, and improve profits.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER2210

    OPER3210     Lean Concepts and Continuous Improvement
    Description: During this course, students will learn to apply the concepts, philosophies, and techniques associated with the development of a less resource-intensive, high-quality service and manufacturing operations through the application of lean and six sigma techniques.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH2250

    Level Six
    MGMT3070     Leadership and Team Building

    Description: Organizations and the supply chains in which they operate are complex and becoming even more so given the rapid pace of technological change, globalization, and the problems and competitive pressures these bring. Leaders need to be able to lead and motivate individuals and teams in the organization to cause continuous improvement to occur, and thereby compete in the global economy. To that end this course will cover fundamental concepts of effective leadership and team building in the global economy.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    OPER3050     Advanced Production Planning
    Description: The theme of this course is continuous improvement. In this course students learn the necessary concepts, principles and techniques for improving the effectiveness of modern planning and control systems needed to improve operational, delivery, and financial performance. Specifically covered are MRP and ERP, with emphasis on the Theory of Constraints. The course also examines the importance of effectively managing knowledge creation for innovation to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER3190

    OPER3170     International Logistics Management
    Description: This course provides the student with an understanding of the significance of physical distribution and logistics. Laws and regulations that effect transportation are examined to see what impact they have. Areas of study include; international trade, Canada customs and duty, dangerous goods, transportation regulatory environment and re-engineering logistics process in a continuous improvement environment.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER3160

    OPER3180     Advanced Purchasing
    Description: This course will concentrate on the application of sound purchasing management principles to actual business problems. The ethical application of sound supply chain management principles to the development and execution of buying recommendations will be emphasized.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER2230

    OPER3220     Applied Execution and Control of Operations
    Description: The purpose of this course is to provide a ?hands-on experience? in the application of computerized capacity planning of resources ? based on comprehensive and interactive systems of Inventory Control, Materials Requirements Planning, Capacity Requirements Planning, Shop Calendar, Item Master File, Master Production Schedule, Bills of Materials, Work Center and Routing Files, and Open Order Files. Detailed analysis using MS Excel to build a functioning Resource Planning System to provide understanding and hands-on experience.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: COMP2230, OPER3190, OPER3200

    OPER3230     Value Stream Mapping

    Description: In this course students learn to identify cost areas in products and services. They will also practise innovative thinking to develop cost reduction ideas which will add value to the product while maintaining or improving quality and reliability. The course brings together many of the subjects taught in all three years, particularly Purchasing, Accounting, Costing, Manufacturing Processes and Print Interpretation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: OPER3210

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